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Comprehensive information about Andre Breton including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. André Breton (French:  [~de bt~] ; 19 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme ) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as " pure psychic automatism ". This educational Andre Breton resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything. Between what I do recognize and what I do not recognize there stands myself. And what I do not recognize I shall continue not to recognize. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is impossible for me to envisage a picture as being other than a window, and ... my first concern is then to know what it looks out on. Quote Right
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Quote Left Leave everything. Leave Dada. Leave your wife. Leave your mistress. Leave your hopes and fears. Leave your children in the woods. Leave the substance for the shadow. Leave your easy life, leave what you are given for the future. Set off on the roads. Quote Right
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